“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – John 15:8
When the Apostle Paul described how he turned from persecuting Christians to following Christ, he told how the Christians he once hunted responded to his conversion. “And they praised God because of me.” Galatians 1:24.
Jesus says we’re all called to bring glory to God by being His people and doing things that reflect His presence in our lives. I pray that as individuals and as a church family we’ll allow God to make us more like Jesus and more useful in His work.
We’ve just completed another fiscal year. Thanks for being part of what God is doing here. We’ve seen some people come to faith in Christ this year and we’ve helped many know God better. Dozens in our church have read the entire New Testament and found ways to apply it in our lives. I’m grateful for our Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, and those who work with teens and children for helping to bring out practical lessons about living in God’s will.
Let’s ask God to use us even more in the next twelve months. Let’s honor Him by opening our Bibles and our hearts so He can teach us, and by doing the things He prompts us to do. He deserves our full attention and our complete obedience.
Be sure to come to our annual business meeting on June 11 right after the worship service to receive reports about the past year and to help us approve a budget and elect leaders for the year ahead.
Summer has arrived! How we look forward to these months in Minnesota. I hope you’ll enjoy them. But please don’t take a vacation from God. Let Him show you how to make this season count. Let’s be faithful.